WILLIAMS, Margie Norman, 89 of Zephyrhills, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013. Margie was born to William Hayes and Ethel Price Norman on October 29, 1923 in Gernt, Tenn. She graduated from Clarkrange High School in 1942 where she was Senior Class President and was best known as the wittiest, most musical and always happy. She attended Tennessee Wesleyan College from 1942 - 1944 where she earned her AA degree in Home Economics and was a member of the Alpha Gamma Chapter of Eta Upsilon Gamma. She married the late Don "Coach" Williams October 27, 1945. They lived on Millikin University Campus in Decatur, Ill. and Beecher City, Ill. from 1949 - 1953 when they relocated to Tampa where Coach Williams taught at Hillsborough High School. A short time later Don was called to teach once again at Millikin University from 1959 - 1969 before the couple returned to Tampa where Coach Don became the first basketball coach at USF until his retirement in 1974. Margie worked many years beside Coach Williams as his greatest and most enthusiastic fan. She was a homemaker who loved her family more than anything in life. Her hobbies were watching basketball games, reading, knitting, sewing and baking. As an active member of PEO Chapter EU, she was successful in helping many achieve their educational goals through the PEO scholarship program while making many loving and devoted sisters. Her undying faith and journeys introduced her to many people, none of which were strangers. Margie was predeceased by her loving husband, Don in 2008; her son, Norman "Scott" in 2004; and her daughter, Donna in 2010. She is survived by 3 remaining children and their families: Debra Williams Steve, husband Gary; and their daughters, Jessica Steve Jordan (husband Scott), Lindsey Steve, Carley Steve Spainhower (husband Aaron); Bradley Dane Williams (wife Melissa) and their children, Ashley and Bryan Dane Williams; Marty Dean Williams (wife Sheila); granddaughter, Breezy Emmanuel Clark (husband Paul); grandson Donnie Williams (wife April); and 4 great- grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made to Gulfside Regional Hospice. A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 28 at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, SR 54, Wesley Chapel. A celebration will follow at the Steve residence.
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Published in TBO.com from Feb. 24 to Feb. 27, 2013